Put yourself mentally on an airplane heading to a tropical paradise…  The pilot comes on and says, “I have some good news and some bad news.  I’ll tell you the bad new first.  Our navigation system just short circuited and I can’t tell where we are.  The good news is that we have a fantastic tailwind and we are going to arrive ahead of schedule!”

This week I’ve been posting about the most important first step toward LIVING YOUNGER.  You must define clearly where you want to go.  Once your brain understands that, it is much easier to make the changes to get there.  With a clear purpose in your life, you won’t feel deprived by adopting changes that stabilize your blood sugar, improve your sleep, and provide your body with what it needs for repair and restoration.  You will be looking with clarity toward the benefits rather than lingering in the mire of what you “can’t have.”  Once you realize how much better you can feel with a few simple changes, you will never go back.  In the previous posts, you’ll find some questions to help you START SOMEWHERE.

 

What I’ve been reading:  At a speaker’s conference recently, author Jon Acuff was one of the keynotes.  He highlighted the basis of his new book Do Over.  In it, he talks about key ingredients for finding the work you were designed to do:  Relationships, Skills, Character, and Hustle.  He terms these your “career savings account”.  All four ingredients must be nurtured and are necessary for career satisfaction and success.  This is a timely book in our world and is full of actionable truth.  I would highly recommend it.  

 

Next week’s posts:  On Tuesday, I’ll start a series of articles on nutrient depletions from common prescription medicines.  These are often listed but easily overlooked and make a huge difference in how people feel.  Are you taking a cholesterol-lowering medication and experiencing low energy?  Stay tuned and learn why.

 

Something To Enjoy:  Gluten Free Chicken Fingers

Almond Flour is actually a by-product of the process in which almond slices and slivers are produced.   Almond Flour is different from almond meal, which is ground almonds – skin and all. Use Almond Flour for best results in this recipe.  This is taken from The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam.  I changed one thing – I use butter instead of grapeseed oil.  I find grapeseed oil to be really sticky (maybe it’s just me!).

You will need only six ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup blanched Almond Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Grapeseed Oil (I use Butter)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil

It’s simple:

  1. Rinse chicken, pat dry, and slice into 2-inch strips.
  2. Combine Almond Flour and Salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the Eggs.
  4. Dip each Chicken Strip into the Egg and then coat with the Almond Flour mixture.
  5. Heat the Grapeseed Oil (or Butter) and Olive Oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  6. Saute the chicken for 3-6 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  7. Yum! Yum!

Thank you for visiting START SOMEWHERE WELLNESS today.  Lifestyle matters.  I am honored that you are taking time to learn with me.

Food 4 Thought March 4, 2016

Food 4 Thought March 4, 2016